I Got a Feva!

It Sounds Warmer Out...

This morning when I woke up, it was just a little better.  My shades were down but I could hear the birds!!  Chirping like they should be!!  (Under the crying/ yelling of my two year-old who had just woken up on the wrong side of bed in his bedroom.)



There was more light at 6:40 AM than yesterday and it's seeming to get better each morning.  Could it really be here??

I'm afraid to open the shades, because I know there will be puddles of muddy snow and a mudpit of a yard to look at, so for now I'm just chillin in bed with #1 (Christian, our 2 year-old) and I hear #2 (Our two-month old, Justin) starting to squalk in his nursery.

I don't know about you but I'm so ready for these:


 ...  I did see red buds on our maple tree last week so it's on its way!!!


Are you as ready for Sring as I am???

 When I was a little kid, my grades used to drop a little in the Spring.  I looked out the windows more and rushed through my homework.  In the second grade, my teacher, Sister Marian, called my mom in for a chat about my grades.  (They were usually straight-As but she'd noticed that my work wasn't as good.)   She thought maybe my parents' divorce was having an effect on me.  (I was 2 years old when they'd split up so it had been 6 years and honestly I'd never known what life was like with married parents.)  My mom listened patiently and then simply explained that I got a little less into school in the Spring.  Call it "Spring Fever" if you will,  but it's almost got me now.  (And it "gets me," it's that strong.)  I can't wait!!

Anyone else got a feva???

xoxo,
lauren

ps- I need more cowbell!!  (Saturday night Live)

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52 comments:

Hamptontoes said...

Lauren,
I'm right there with you! I've been working on plans for a children's garden at our home and can't wait to get my fingers into the earth...it'll be soon!

Sherry said...

total spring fever---i even have a little skip in my step, more energy, and my face hurts from smiling at the sun. love it!

Photography Art Store said...

Yes! This time of year always has me feeling itchy for spring! I've been wistfully looking through gardening magazines & dreaming of the day I can get out there & get my hands dirty. Hang in! It's almost here. I can feel it!
Karen

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Lauren, I am so with you on this. The sun is out today and my mood is much better as a result! Cannot wait until the playgrounds are inhabitable again!!!!!!

Madella's Interior Decorating said...

I'm with you too. After being buried in all this snow, I've had enough! I've got my eye on the dogwood tree out in the backyard. It might be time to force some of those branches inside.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Yes....but it soooo hard to get past the the snow on the ground and on my roof!

Mothership said...

Amen! Every day I go out to check on the status of my spring bulbs. The tulips are about 1/4" out of the ground--that's a long way from blooming. ):

Oh, well. It surely makes the flowers brighter and more needed when they do finally show up, eh?

Marija said...

It was 40 degrees in Chicago yesterday and I almost took off my coat - I'm so used to bitter cold that anything above freezing felt like spring indeed! I could frame that first picture it's so cheerful! Marija

Emily said...

I can't wait for Spring to come! The warm weather, the flowers - I'll be so happy once all of the snow is gone!

Vintage Junky said...

... and the only cure is more cow bell! :) I can't wait for Spring! No birdies here, but maybe later today.

Michelle

listsinmypocket said...

I know exactly how you feel! I have been buying tulips and waiting for the snow to melt. We are in Baltimore and the forecast is calling for 55 this weekend and I am going to make a day out of it!
-Lisa

Stephanie said...

Cute post! Love the story from your childhood! I can't wait for Spring to finally arrive..

-S

Elisa @ whatthevita said...

Yep yep - it's also hard having serious spring fever AND trying to teach high school students who are suffering from spring fever as well!

Living It At Home said...

So ready for spring! Actually went shopping for some items that would cheer up these gloomy winter days. I did a post on some of my finds. My fave is my new Tori Burch bright blue wallet. It feels so good to see that pop of spring every time I need my wallet.

I actually am starting to see some bulbs coming up! Yeah!

~jamilyn

Morning T said...

Yes Lauren~ I've got the 'feva' as well and LOVE the cowbell comment...one of the best SNL moments ever! Thanks for making me smile this morning. :)

satisfyingspaces1 said...

I am so ready! We are getting a pool started in our backyard in a few weeks and have started clearing out some things in our side yard so that we can create a secret garden. I think having a seven-year-old makes me appreciate the warm weather even more because of the joy she gets running around outside after being trapped in the house all winter.

And yes, we definitely need more cowbell baby!

Amy R said...

I am the same way in the Spring! And the only cure is more cowbell. :)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Beyond ready!! The flowers are blooming, I hear the birds and the frogs are making quite the sound, so it is here! Janell

Cottage Dreamers said...

I've got it bad! And nothing's blooming around here yet!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

I'm ready for flip flops!!!

mb said...

My tiny daffodils are blooming. They must have a different name than the taller ones, but I don't know it. Dallas was 62 yesterday and sunny. What a great promise of what is to come. Give me Spring.

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

Down here in Southern Maryland we have had a hard winter but today with the sun out, I head to the nursery to plant some seeds. Gonna blog about it later, my easter tablescape.

Puts me in the mood for spring.

Leah Moss said...

Yes! to both spring and more cowbell;)

This morning I went to the garden center and bought some wheat grass o grow indoors to usher in spring. It just felt like it was on it's way this morning, and I needed to be a part of it! A little sun makes all the difference in the world.

vignette design said...

I got it bad! On Tuesday, I planted tomatoes, cabbage, herbs in our raised bed garden up north. Hopefully, it wasn't too early, but if Home Depot sells them, then it must be time. It was good to get dirt under my fingernails!

Marthe said...

I've got it too!

The sun has been out all week, and I can hear the snow melting right now! I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait!!!

Mausumi

Jennifer said...

I thought we were getting close and then it snowed this week and totally zapped most of the buds on my forsythia -- boo!!

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Low Tide High Style said...

It's finally sunny here today and I have the feva BAD! It's all I can do to keep from buying every flowering plant I see and running around in flip flops!

And we can all use a little more cow bell!

Kat :)

Kathysue said...

Spring is my favorite time of year. All the flowers that new spring green the grass gets on the hills. I am in Calif so we get ours earlier,(sorry) I am going to the nursery today to get some flowers for my flower bed, the tulips bit the dust in the last rain. Sometimes I go to the nurseries just to browse and look at all the happy flowers. They make me smile!! Here's to wishing you Springtime flowers, birds singing and sunny skies, Kathysue

The Brick Cottage said...

I've so got the feva! I just tried forcing branches for the first time to get spring started early and it worked! A couple of weeks ago we saw some crocuses blooming in a neighbors yard. It's so close!!! Come on Spring!

jamigoldsmith-imagine said...

Yes! I've got spring fevah too! I'm loving the sights, sounds and smells this time of year!! Love the fresh pics! -Jami

Me! said...

Boy, did you strike a note! And we all have it bad! {Don't we?} I just this minute, {really, truly} finished telling my husband that I want to go camping! What?! I know!

Says he, somewhat suspiciously, {fully expecting that I want to rent a cabin or something else ludicrously expensive} . . . "What kind of camping?" Says I, "Tent camping. I want to hear the birds, and hear my steps crunch on the ground, and listen to the streams burble, and sit and read a book while you fish. . . "

Yup. Got it bad.

Cristin said...

I have spring fever too!

LOL about the cow bell. One of my fav SNL skits of all time.

xo,
cristin

Katie said...

Awwwww Sister Marian. Remember how when she got mad she would whisper instead of yell?

Hope you and the family are doing well! :-)

Fran said...

Me too! The birds are chirping and it's putting a little more spring in my step! Can't wait!

Katie said...

CANNOT WAIT! Counting down the seconds! Thank goodness this weekend will be 65 and sunny!

GracefulElegance said...

I most DEFINITELY have the FEVA! I am going to Vegas this weekend for a bach party and it's going to be raining...I was at least hoping for sun!! Soon enough!

Denise said...

Love your picture of the robin. Flocks of robins have been visiting our meadows at the farm for the past 2 weeks. That's a sure sign that Spring is on its way. Can't wait for the wild arching branches of our forsythia to bloom. Love to see their bright yellow blossoms while standing at my kitchen sink.

OH Hurry Springtime!

Debra Phillips said...

yep lauren; chirping birds, longer daylight, no coat today; 42 seemed downright warm! yesterday i changed my ringtone......COWBELLS!
debra

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love that your teacher thought you were having divorce issues 4 years post, so funny

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

Oh, I've got the fever for sure!! I just had a crocus sighting in my own yard. And, the tulips are starting to poke up.

monkeygrasshill.blogspot.com

LiveLikeYou said...

My mother just arrived here from a snowy, freezing Sweden, and was singing out loud today when she could step on grass with sun in her face!

Molly said...

I noticed the birds singing, too! And that it is lighter out for longer :) Talk about getting excited!

LindsB said...

Spring comes alot later for us Bostonians up here, but if you see it would you mind sending it up this way?

Ellen said...

Summertimes' callin me....smiles.

nestegg said...

I am with you on the FEVA and the fact that I can't say that word without thinking of SNL!
AHHH Hurry up Spring!!

Michelle said...

Oh man do I have it... I am dying for spring!! I heard some birds chirping this past weekend and it was so exciting!

Velvet and Linen said...

I'm definitely ready for Spring Lauren! Although we haven't had any snow here in LA, we have certainly had our share of rain. I'm looking also looking forward to waking up when the sun is out!
BTW: my son has a tee shirt that say "More cowbell" on it. That is still one of my favorite SNL sketches :)

xo
Brooke

pve design said...

Gimme feva! ( I do hope it is contagious)
I am so ready for spring.
pve

The Bed Lady said...

I think we both have it! I also did a post on my blog "Trendy Garden Tips for March" @ The Trendy Home.com this week letting my readers know it's coming and what needs done and some little tips for in the garden. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and beautiful pictures of Spring. It looks like a lot of us have the "feva"

Cathy @ The Trendy Home.com

bazaarofserendipity said...

girl, i am with you!! i am soo bummed here in San diego its raining this weekend!! Isn't it supossed to be sunny here??

Bring on the spring! Im really for dresses!

www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

angela | the painted house said...

Ha! The cowbell is a family favorite here...and when Ferrell's shirt starts to ride up, that's just classic!

YES, spring please come!!!!